NEW ENGLAND SCHOLASTIC CHAMPIONSHIPS
November 8-9, 2008
MOUNT SNOW, VERMONT
7 round Swiss System,
Game/45, Grand Summit
Resort, 89 Grand Summit Way, Mount Snow VT 05356.
Free parking. Take Rt 9 west from Brattleboro or east from Bennington to Rt 100, then north 8 miles to Mount Snow (about 90 minutes from Springfield, MA or Albany, NY). Free parking.
Open to all K-12 students; New England titles and free
entry prizes limited to players & teams from
schools in CT, MA, ME, NH, RI, or VT.
Team prizes based on top 4 scores from school combined. Teams of 2 or 3 players allowed, but are at a disadvantage. In 4 sections: High School (K-12), Middle School (K-8), Elementary (K-5), Primary (K-2). Players face only those in their section.
Entry fee for USCF members: HS $37.75, Middle School $37.50, Elem $37.25, Primary $37 if mailed by 10/31, all $38 ONLINE at chesstour.com by 11/4, $50 at site.
Entry fee for non-USCF members (fees include membership): HS $47.75, Middle School $47.50, Elem $47.25, Primary $47 if mailed by 10/31, all $48 ONLINE at chesstour.com by 11/4, $60 at site.
Trophies to top 10 players, top 7 teams, top in each section, top E, U1000, U800 (HS), U1000, U800, U600 (MS), U800, U600, U400 (Elem), U600, U400, U200 (Primary). Free entry in all Continental Chess Association Swiss tournaments until 5/31/09 to top New England player each section.
Late registration ends Sat 9 am, rds begin Sat 10 am, 1 pm, 3 pm, and 5:30 pm, Sun 9 am, 11 am, and 1:30 pm. Awards Sun 3:30 pm. Half point byes allowed rds 1-4 only, with at least 1 hour notice. If you register in advance, you do not register again at the door.
Hotel rates: $82-89, 800-261-9442, 800-464-6600, reserve by 10/25 or rate may increase.
Car rental: 800-331-1600, use AWD D657633 or reserve car online through chesstour.com.
Continental Chess, PO Box 249,
Salisbury Mills NY 12577. Questions: www.chesstour.com,
chesstour at aol.com,
845-496-9658. Include school, grade, birth date, USCF ID, address of each player. Advance entries will be posted at chesstour.com.
Concurrent event for all ages
(mostly adults): Green Mountain
Open & Vermont Championship.
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